Construction Projects & Notifications

The Town of Okotoks has many new construction and infrastructure projects.  This includes the completion of multi-phased projects started in previous years and the planning of new multi-phased projects that will enhance the Town’s roadways, utilities, buildings, and recreational parks and facilities. We know that construction can impact residents and businesses and we thank you for your patience while we complete this work.  

Current Projects & Notifications
Well 14 Construction/Tree Removal

Well 14, southwest of the Okotoks Public Library, has been drilled to add additional raw water capacity to the Town’s waterworks system.  See image below. 

Prior to construction, some trees will be removed to accommodate installation of the well flood protection.  Trees will be replaced post construction in accordance with the Town’s tree replacement policy. 

Please expect minor pathway delays and pedestrian re-routing. 

For more information contact:
Engineering Services at 403-938-8910.

Veterans Way Pedestrian Corridor Project (Phases A & B)

The Town of Okotoks will be completing Phase B of the Veterans Way pedestrian corridor upgrades with the installation of wider sidewalks on the east side of the street and a multi-use pathway on the west side.  This expanded pedestrian corridor reflects the concept citizens indicated they preferred during public open houses held in 2014 and 2015.

The project will include improved landscaping that reflects the project goal of safe downtown connections while maintaining the Town’s focus on active transportation, sustainability practices and increasing the diversity of the community’s urban forest. 

While some of the existing poplar trees will need to be removed to accommodate the sidewalk and multi-use pathway, they will be replaced by a variety of trees, flowering shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses, which will visually enhance Veterans Way throughout the year.  The powerlines along the east side will be relocated underground so they will not be impacted when the new trees reach maturity thus eliminating the need for extensive pruning.

Due to the poplar’s short life expectancy and aggressive roots, the Town has been replacing them in new streetscapes with alternate species such as Green Ash, Burr Oak, and American Elm. Beginning the week of March 13, a contractor for the Town will be removing these poplars before the bird nesting season. The work will be undertaken during normal working hours to minimize disruption to nearby residents and will take approximately three weeks to complete.

The new landscaping and improved cycling and pedestrian corridor will emphasize Veterans Way as a gateway to the downtown, compliment the Veterans Memorial planned for the retaining wall and serve as an important connector to the future development planned for the northern part of Okotoks.

Veterans Way Renderings

Plan View Rendering

Section View Rendering

Veterans Way Questions and Answers

PLANT SCHEDULE

Phase A of the project has been completed.  See below for a summary of the work that was done in 2016.

Work Completed in 2016:

  • Completed retaining wall repairs.
  • Selected firm to design and build retaining wall memorial. First draft of conceptual design complete.
  • Completion of sidewalk on both sides of Veterans Way between Elma Street and Elizabeth Street.
  • Completion of sidewalk on west side of Veterans Way from Centre Court to the south end of retaining wall (3.0m monolithic sidewalk).
  • Completion of half of the sidewalk on west side of Veterans Way south of the retaining wall (1.5m monolithic sidewalk).
  • Completion of half of the sidewalk on east side of Veterans Way until the top of hill (1.1m monolithic sidewalk).
  • Road reconstruction and asphalt ‘levelling course’ to prepare roadway for top lift paving in 2017.
  • Partial completion of landscaping plan.
  • Construction of temporary asphalt sidewalk and curb for uninterrupted winter use and maintenance.
  • Installation of vehicle guardrails and handrails on both sides of Veterans Way. 

Brief History of Veterans Way Pedestrian Corridor Project
The preferred concept design selected for this project was based on feedback received at a public open house in November 2014. The construction design is intended to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. Click below for the proposed concept design and phasing of the improvements.

VETERANS WAY (CENTRE AVENUE) PROPOSED CONCEPT DESIGN INFORMATION

For more information:
Engineering Services: 403-995-2783 

Okotoks Community Campus Construction

Construction Update March 13, 2017:

There will be minor work starting on March 14 on Crystal Shores Hill.  The internal components of the pressure reducing valve (PRV) chamber are going to be installed tomorrow. The PRV located roughly where indicated on the image below. There may be some minor disruptions to local vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Construction Update September 26, 2016:

Project Description:  Temporary road closures are required to tie-in the new storm sewer line into the existing manhole on Crystal Shores Road (weather permitting).

Construction will include alternating full lane closures with two-way traffic detoured onto the north and south sides of the centre traffic island on Crystal Shores Road at 32nd Street.  

The utilities construction also includes a connection to existing services on Crystal Shores Hill.  Temporary road closures  are required to tie-in the new storm, water & sanitary sewer lines.  Construction will include a full road closure at the alleyway adjacent to Hessell Park.  Local access to all houses and garages will be maintained but there will be no thru access available.  Some residences will require temporary water servicing, those affected will receive individual notification.

Construction Update September 22, 2016:

ProjectOkotoks Community Campus-Utility Connections

Construction Locations:

  • Intersection of 32nd Street and Crystal Shores Road
  • Crystal Shores Hill

Project Description: The Okotoks Community Campus project includes utilities construction with a connection to existing services at the intersection of 32nd Street with Crystal Shores Road. Temporary road closures are required to tie-in the new storm sewer line into an existing manhole on Crystal Shores Road. Construction will include alternating full lane closures with two-way traffic detoured onto the north and south sides of the centre traffic island on Crystal Shores Road at 32nd Street.

The utilities construction also includes a connection to existing services on Crystal Shores Hill. Temporary road closures are required to tie-in the new storm, water and sanitary sewer lines. Construction will include a full road closure at the alleyway adjacent to Hessell Park. Local access to all houses and garages will be maintained but there will be no thru access available. Some residences will require temporary water servicing, those affected will receive individual notification.

Construction noise due to the operation of any tools, machinery or equipment will be restricted to the Regulating Neighbourhood Nuisance, Safety and Quality of Life Matters Bylaw 19-10 which states that "no noise or disturbance may be heard in a residential building between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and holidays".

See graphics of construction area below.

Estimated Dates Effected: September 26 - October 10 (weather permitting)      

Traffic Impact:

  • For the duration of the work, no parking will be allowed along the north or south curb lane from 32nd Street to 89 Crystal Shores Road.
  • Access on 32nd Street will be maintained throughout construction.
  • For the duration of the work, there will be no thru access on Crystal Shores Hill with all access maintained to all houses and back lanes

For Additional Information:

  • For general project information, please contact Town of Okotoks Engineering Services at 403-995-2783.

     

 

September 15, 2016
Construction is underway on the Okotoks Community Campus site. The Community Campus is located at the Town’s north boundary on the west side of 32 Street.   

Preliminary work will be done by contractors to install underground utilities,  re-grading and add a road connection to 32 Street.

While impact to roadways is expected to be minimal, there may be occasional disruptions in traffic from time to time over the course of the project (see map below). 

For inquiries contact James Cameron, Town of Okotoks Project Engineer
jcameron@okotoks.ca |403-995-2783

Background
Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Construction

Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Construction

Construction of the park lands for Laudan Park is underway and is expected to last through October, weather permitting.

The planned scope of work for the park includes a new ball diamond, parking area, tree removals, plantings and a paved pathway around the ball diamond.

The new field is a needed replacement for Spoiler Field which was lost in the 2013 flood.

We appreciate your patience during this time, and ask that you please watch for and obey any construction signage.

For more information:

Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Background, Site Description, Proposed Amenities & Proposed Concept Design
Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Project FAQ

Contact:
Engineering Services 
Ph: 403-938-8930

Interactive Map

See what construction is planned for your neighbourhood with the interactive Construction Projects Map below.

Construction Projects 

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